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Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, dies at 82

CINCINNATI (AP) — Neil Armstrong was a soft-spoken engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made “one giant leap for mankind” with a small step onto the moon. The modest man, who had people on Earth entranced and awed from almost a quarter-million miles away, but credited others for the […]

August 26, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Firefighters making progress against blazes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Despite a daily battle with searing temperatures, gusty winds and struggling through rugged terrain, the nearly 8,000 firefighters battling a series of wildfires across California were beginning to make progress in containing the blazes, officials said Saturday. The Ponderosa Fire, burning about 25 miles southeast of Redding, was 74 percent contained […]

August 26, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Empire State victims hit by police gunfire

NEW YORK (AP) — All nine people injured during a dramatic confrontation between police and a gunman outside the Empire State Building were wounded by gunfire from the two officers, police said Saturday, citing ballistics evidence. The veteran patrolmen who opened fire on the suit-clad gunman, Jeffrey Johnson, had only an instant to react when […]

August 26, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Petaluma is ousted in wild LLWS game

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Brock Myers’ hit a tie-breaking double, and Goodlettsville, Tenn., gave up a 10-run lead in the bottom of the sixth before scoring nine in the seventh in a 24-16 victory Saturday over Petaluma for a berth in the Little League World Series title game. Only California’s 10-run comeback to send the […]

August 26, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Victory gives Oakland a series win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The first leg of the Oakland Athletics’ seven-game road trip went just fine. Brandon McCarthy pitched seven solid innings and Oakland beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 4-2, on Saturday. Chris Carter and Seth Smith homered for the Athletics, who took two of three from Tampa Bay and moved within a half-game […]

August 26, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Watney battles Garcia and fast greens at The Barclays

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — The greens were so fast that new leader Sergio Garcia and Davis High graduate Nick Watney didn’t know when the ball was going to stop. Garcia was happy to see his day end with a 2-under 69, giving him a two-shot lead over second-place Watney going into the final round of The Barclays. […]

August 26, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Air crews make dent in massive wildfire

MINERAL (AP) — Air tankers and helicopters flew repeatedly into a deep rim rock canyon to douse the spearhead of a massive wildfire in Northern California and stop it from driving into a nearby mountain community and Lassen Volcanic National Park. “This is the critical spot we have on the fire now,” CalFire Division Chief […]

August 24, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Gunman kills 1, wounds 8 at Empire State Building

NEW YORK (AP) — A recently fired store worker shot a former colleague to death and then randomly started shooting others near the Empire State Building before he was shot by police officers, law enforcement officials said. Eight other people were hit by gunfire when the shooting started at about 9 a.m. on the Fifth […]

August 24, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Calif. environmental reforms quashed for the year

By Hannah Dreier SACRAMENTO — Legislative leaders said Thursday they have dropped plans to overhaul California’s environmental regulations in a way that would have made it easier for developers and local governments to build new projects. California’s business community made a highly visible push this month to loosen the state’s landmark law, known as the […]

August 24, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

German minister skeptical on more time for Greece

BERLIN (AP) — Giving Greece more time to carry out reforms and spending cuts won’t resolve the debt-laden country’s problems, Germany’s finance minister said Thursday, a day before the Greek prime minister meets Chancellor Angela Merkel. Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is seeking to earn his nation more time to complete reforms and hold on […]

August 23, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Tropical storm takes aim at Hispaniola

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Tropical Storm Isaac took aim at the Dominican Republic and Haiti Thursday and it was expected to gain strength after drenching tiny islands in its whirl over the eastern entrance to the Caribbean. There was a chance it could dump rain on next week’s Republican convention in Florida. No major damage […]

August 23, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Costs of big wildfire season hurting some states

MANTON (AP) — Twisted sheets of metal, the hulks of pickup trucks and brick walls were all that was left of homes once sheltered by green pine and cedar trees. In a rural Northern California subdivision that was the latest to feel the wrath of massive western wildfires, long pine needles bent back on themselves, […]

August 23, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Giants beat L.A. to complete the sweep

LOS ANGELES — Matt Cain pitched seven strong innings, Joaquin Arias homered and drove in a career-high five runs, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 8-4, on Wednesday night to extend their NL West lead to 2½ games with their first three-game sweep at Dodger Stadium in five years. The Giants […]

August 23, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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